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Maintenance and Facility Associate

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ORGANIZATION: Western Museum of Mining & Industry

  • 14 people are interested

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry has an unbelievable opportunity for anyone interested in working on and maintaining nineteenth century steam engines, pneumatic drills, and other artifacts from our mining heritage. Some other tasks will include standard museum maintenance, grounds-keeping, building repairs and updates, and creative builds.

We need volunteers who have a basic understanding of mechanics, construction, and/or machine maintenance. We are looking for someone who can maneuver around large machines to help us oil and care for a myriad of fascinating, rare, and fully operational technological advances from the turn of the century!

If you have the time, dedication, and expertise....we want you!

Join the staff of the most interesting museum on the front range and contribute to the educational experience of visitors from around the country!

Interested? Please contact Shelby K. @ 719-488-0880 today!

wmmi.volunteer@gmail.com

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About Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Location:

225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80912, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is a private nonprofit, 501(c) 3 whose mission is to preserve, collect and interpret the rich mining history and related industries of Colorado and the American West.

Description

Unique to WMMI is the actual operation of its carefully restored multi-ton steam engines and mining machines. The emphasis of the museum's collections is on the technology and technological history of mining and metallurgy, as well as the social history of the American West. Over 4,000 artifacts are on display at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site, which includes a working hoist house; mine blacksmith shop; ten stamp mill; and multi-purpose center with exhibits, theater and a 13,000 volume research library. WMMI has been accredited by the American Association of Museums (one of only three Colorado Springs museums to hold this honor) since 1979, and is the only accredited mining museum in the western United States.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

225 North Gate BlvdColorado Springs, CO 80921

(39.02554,-104.82868)
 

SKILLS

  • Facilities Management
  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours/day Monday, Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday

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